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Philip Morris aims to end its Japan cigarettes sales within 10 years

CEO of Marlboro maker focuses on heat-not-burn products amid stricter rules

Philip Morris makes Marlboro cigarettes: The U.S. tobacco behemoth will shift its focus to smokeless products in Japan and elsewhere as smoking wanes in popularity. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Philip Morris International, the U.S. tobacco giant that makes Marlboro and Lark brand cigarettes, aims to stop selling cigarettes in Japan within 10 years, Nikkei has learned.

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